Increased Tax On Motor Fuel Would Damage Ireland – IPIA

The companies who import and distribute petrol and diesel have written to the Minister for Finance urging him resist attempts to increase excise on motor fuels as this would damage our competitiveness and hit rural Ireland particularly hard. The Department of Finance Tax Strategy Group has pointed out that excise rates on petrol and diesel […]

National Ploughing Championships 2017 Agenda

The NDC will be creating an exciting festival theme at this year’s Ploughing championships. We have a really interesting programme of events, cooking demos, celebrities, healthcare experts and sports stars at our stand over the three days.   We will start each day the Complete Natural way with “Sunrise Yoga” sessions happening at the stand […]

Varadkar Only Offers Opportunity For Homelessness – Martin Browne

Cllr Martin Browne of Sinn Féin has condemned Taoiseach Leo Varadkar’s alleged “Republic of Opportunity” saying that real employment isn’t being created, and that the homeless figures which continue to increase show the lie behind the propaganda. Speaking at the 2nd March for Change in Clonmel, Cllr Browne said: “Leo Varadkar speaks fine words, and makes a […]

Féile na nÚll – Celebrating Apples and Community In Cloughjordan

Got apples? It has been a great year for apples and next Saturday, the 23rd of September, you can juice your apples at the Apple Festival and Community Fair taking place in the ecovillage at Cloughjordan. The festival – Feile na nUll – will feature exciting and varied talks and workshops all open to the […]

Filmmakers Wanted For Offline 2017 57 Hour Filmmaking Challenge

Think you could make a film in 57 hours? Then prove it at the 2017 OFFline Film Festival which runs from Wednesday October 11th to Sunday October 15th across Birr, Co. Offaly.   Teams of filmmakers will register on Thursday 12th, then shoot and edit their short film in and around the town and surrounding […]

New online platform aims to increase job opportunities for people with disabilities

– Abodoo will make jobs market a “more level playing field” –   Abodoo – an online jobs platform for people who want a career from home – aims to make the jobs market a “more level playing field” by increasing opportunities for people with disabilities, single parents, older people, and people living in remote […]

All the facts – Tipperary v Tyrone – 2017 TG4 All-Ireland Ladies Football Intermediate Championship Final

When – Sunday September 24th at 1.45pm   Where – Croke Park, Dublin   Referee – Garryowen McMahon (Mayo) Team Manager – Shane Ronayne (Mourneabbey) Strength & Conditioning  – Alan O’Connor (Cahir) Team Selector – Tony Smith (Moyle Rovers) Team Selector – Elaine Harte Team Physio – Ronan Crosse   Team Captain – Samantha Lambert […]

Report proves an alarming 50% of all economic activity now centred in Dublin – Mattie McGrath

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has described the latest statistics from the Eurostat Yearbook as deeply alarming for rural Ireland. The statistics from its 2016 Report demonstrate that over 50% of Ireland’s GDP – the total value of everything produced in the country – is generated in Dublin. This is despite the fact that an estimated […]

Seat Presents All-New Product Offensive At National Ploughing Championships

The highly anticipated Arona, SEAT’s second SUV model, AND the brand-new SEAT Ateca FR, will make their official Irish debuts this month at the National Ploughing Championships in Screggan, Tullamore. From the 19th – 21st September, SEAT Ireland invites this year’s attendees to experience its show-stopping product offensive by visiting its must-see display located at Block 3, […]

Mary Coughlan Returns To Birr Theatre And Arts Centre Next Month

Mary Coughlan and her band are bringing her brand new show Live & Kicking to Birr Theatre & Arts Centre on Sunday 8 October, 8pm . Don’t miss this celebration of Mary’s 30 plus years in the music business when she takes to the Birr stage for the first time in three years next month. […]

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